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August 14, 2006 in Palo Alto


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14.08.2006 Silicon Valley Notes


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Wann / When

August 14, 2006
(doors open at 6.30pm, presentations start at 7.30pm)

Wo / Where

Socialtext Headquarters
655 High St. (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)
Palo Alto, California 94301


Web Monday is an informal gathering (in and around Germany) aimed at bringing together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, researchers, web pioneers, inventors, bloggers, podcasters, end users and other folks interested in web 2.0 (in the broadest sense). The goal is to better connect the German web 2.0 scene as well as improve transatlantic idea exchange between Germany and the US (and – hopefully – help bring some of those good Silicon Valley vibes to Germany).

Since its inception in November 2005, Web Monday has spread fast: meetings are now being held in a number of German cities on a regular basis (among them 7 of the nation's top 10 biggest) and have attracted several hundred repeat participants so far (see statistics).

Who should attend and why?

Anyone involved in web 2.0 or neighboring fields who has an interest in German-US business (or any kind of “bridging” between the two, for that matter) is most welcome to join. Whether you are from Germany and live and work here in Silicon Valley (and want to help spread the love), or whether you are from Silicon Valley and have ties to Germany – Web Monday Silicon Valley is your chance to present your product, your service, your startup, your cool new project or your next big idea to a growing audience of German web aficionados.


6.30-7.30pm - Warm-up


We plan to serve drinks and light snacks (we may ask for a small contribution from those who can afford it). ;-)

7.30-8.30pm - Presentations, Demos

Demos, presentations, talks…

* “Building wiki applications with TWiki” - how non-programmers can build custom tailored wiki applications supporting their daily workflow. (By Peter Thoeny - if he is at the event in time, and if there is time) (next time)

8.30-9.30pm - Shmoozing


Depending on the situation we may head over to Gordon Biersch (or whatever is available) for drinks afterwards.

Teilnehmer / Participants

I'll be here for sure!

  1. Erich Nachbar CarrierIQ
  2. Mark Wubben Site
  3. Benay Dara-Abrams Embyra
  4. Debbie Mac
  5. Enoch Choi, when i get out of clinic at 9pm
  6. Oliver Hanisch
  7. Kristie Wells (Blog) - I will be there for a bit, just need to keep it a fairly early night.
  8. Cassie Dara-Abrams (Blog)
  9. Rebecca Bischoff (Blog)
  10. James Littlejohn ( Blog)
  11. Ray Seddigh
  12. Daniel Mettler ( Blog)
  13. Peter Kaminski ( Blog)
  14. Your name (Blog)

Vielleicht / Maybe

I'd really like to go but I'm not sure yet if I can make it.

Zuschauer / Audience

I can't come but will follow the evening via the web.

To Do

Things to take care of beforehand.

This may or may not include the following:

  • Name tags (Tim)
  • Wi-fi (Socialtext)
  • Audio/video
  • Projector (Socialtext)
  • Snacks (Benay - Embyra)
  • Refreshments (beer, water, softdrinks etc.) (Tim)

For the June 12 event, some good people *cough* donated the food and drinks. Total revenue was USD 27. I was able to secure the cash and will be happy to spend it towards this next event. (Tim)

Fragen & Antworten / Questions & Answers

If you have any questions, please note them here. Tell us what you want to see covered and what you're interested in!



  • We're thinking about doing a follow-up event in about three months from now, around late August or early September maybe.
  • Or how about a littel sooner than that?
    • Some time around late July (BlogHer) or early August (Apple's WWDC)? Let us know if you're visiting from Germany during that time.
    • I'll be in San Francisco for WWDC and would come to Webmontag (and do a presentation there) if it's on August 14th - Gernot Poetsch
  • We're looking at three dates right now:
    • July 31 (following BlogHer)
    • August 14 (following Apple's WWDC)
    • August 28 (prior to Burning Man)
  • The German-Austrian-team of Leo Sauermann ( and Lars Zapf ( is visiting Burning Man 2006. There is a CFP for the: “2nd International Conference on Scientific Breakthroughs In Harsh Desert Environments INCONSISDENT2006” at That's the funny side. But we are also there for working. In order to do, we want to have a Web Monday date either at Burning Man or one week later in the vally (Palo Alto prefered).
    • For my team, 28.08. would be the better option, because we are visiting from 25.8.-09.09. and September 04 is the last day of Burning Man, when the man is burned down. So alternatively we could also meet at BM? Furthermore I know some guys at Feedster and Feedburner, perhaps they will join. Also Leo knows David in L.A. who works remotely for MIT. He can also join.
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